Federal Composition and Yellow Pine Fireplace Surround in the Manner of Robert Wellford
Sold for $2,750
first quarter 19th century, Philadelphia, the main tablet decorated with a scene from a Bacchanalian feast, flanked by American eagles, the sides with bellflowers tied from bowknots, the upper edge with molded drapery and latticework, and the upper edge of the tablet and sides trimmed with acorns and flowers.
h. 46-1/2", w. 62", d. 7-3/4"
Provenance: The Estate of The Honorable Lloyd & Beryl Ann Bentsen.
In as found condtion. Some old stains to the top surface of the deck and small chipped losses to the edges. The mantel has been stripped at one time and has scattered traces of old paint in the gesso. There two small chips of gesso loss to the lower left corner of the frieze board and one small chip to the lower right corner. There is a drill hole to the front of each leg just above the mop-board molding. Part of the this lower mop-board is missing from the lower right leg.